Bodyweight Workout Exercises By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS Turbulence Training
Most guys don't give much thought to bodyweight workouts, but some of the toughest exercises I've ever done have used only my bodyweight. The two that come to mind immediately are the Pistol Squat and the 1-arm pushup. You have to be very strong and fit to do either of those exercises. If those are too advanced for you, you can try 1-leg Squats (only going down half as far as the Pistol Squat) and Decline Pushups (elevating your feet on top of a second stair of a staircase). There are also a lot of abdominal exercises you can do with only your bodyweight, and I don't just mean crunches. Better exercises include planks, side planks, mountain climbers, and cross-body mountain climbers. Those are all total body ab exercises and are not as hard on your low back as situps and crunches. You don't need a cardio machine to burn calories. For years, my clients have been using bodyweight circuits for interval training. Most bodyweight exercises are the perfect hybrid of strength training and interval training, and unlike cardio machines, they don't put as much repetitive stress on your joints (from doing the same thing over and over again) and they help improve your athletic mobility. Bodyweight exercises and workouts are a much better way to train than with machines!
3 Fat Burning Diet Secrets I recently got stuck in an airport due a delayed flight. But I didn't end up eating junk food. In fact, I have a SECRET that can help you avoid cheating on your diet. First, you have to be prepared. In fact, here are my meals from that day. My brunch included an omelet with vegetables, some grilled fish & peppers, fruit (pineapple, raspberries, blueberries, watermelon), and a V8. A late lunch included a grilled chicken salad (2 breasts), jimaca, salsa, black beans, avocado (I substituted the salsa for the dressing). NOTE: Lunch was eaten at a Mexican restaurant. I said "no thanks" to the chips and salsa. So there you go, proof that you can eat healthy when you eat out. My snacks at the airport included raw cashews, red delicious apple, raw
almonds, as well as a banana and more almonds later on my flight. Without my preparation, I would have been outta luck, and stuck eating M&M's (the peanut kind, of course) and greasy take out food at the airport. So what's the secret? Accountability. I've committed to telling the world about my diet and workouts, so I can't set a bad example or break my promise to you by eating junk food. I'm holding myself accountable to you. By doing this, I'm going to be more focused on eating healthier than ever, because I don't want to have to report to YOU that I'm cheating on my diet. I also need to eat well and research the best options so that I can pass along little insider nutrition tips to you, such as these tips. 1) Most people don't know that the peanut butter they feed their kids (& themselves!) is filled with two of the nastiest ingredients in the world, and those are Trans fats (the "bad" kind of fat) and sugar. So you should choose Peanut Butter that contains JUST peanuts as the one and only ingredient. 2) My favorite canned food is Amy's Organic Chili. I usually stick with Medium, but sometimes I go spicy. 3) I add a little of Mrs. Renfro's Organic Salsa to almost every meal I eat. A little bit with my morning omelet, a little with my chili at lunch, and a little with my BBQ chicken at night. By the way, you should follow my lead and start posting your daily diet and exercise somewhere for someone who is holding you accountable. For many people, being ACCOUNTABLE to others is their #1 way to stay motivated and on-track with their diet and exercise program. You see, I'm committing to you that I'm going to post all of my meals each day, showing you how to eat fast, nutritious foods even when you are traveling or really busy. Accountability is one of the major MOTIVATION SECRETS to success. Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS Author, Turbulence Training
About the Author Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and Oxygen magazines. His trademarked Turbulence Training fat loss workouts have been featured multiple times in Men’s Fitness and Maximum Fitness magazines, and have helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat, gain muscle, and get lean in less than 45 minutes three times per week. For more information on the Turbulence Training workouts that will help you burn fat without long, slow cardio sessions or fancy equipment, visit Turbulence Training
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Published on Dec 16, 2009
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